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8/23/2017

Comcast's Xfinity on Campus service is now available at more than 100 college and university campuses across the US, an almost 60% increase from last year. The service uses a managed IP network to allow students to tune in to live and on-demand content and access cloud DVR services at no cost.

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8/23/2017

Disney has partnered with iflix to bring Disney, Marvel, Pixar and "Star Wars" films to branded channels in Asia. TV series from cable networks including Disney Channel and Disney XD also will be available on the subscription-video-on-demand service.

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FierceCable
8/23/2017

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally Tuesday said that most journalists are dishonest and that the media and fake news are the "[sources] of the division in our country." Trump also defended his statements about the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., blaming the media's alleged misreporting for the controversy that ensued.

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8/23/2017

Verizon has announced plans to launch a new unlimited data plan -- that doesn't offer high-definition video streaming -- at a reduced cost. The company also noted that it will cap high-definition video across all unlimited and monthly data plans.

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8/23/2017

ESPN on Tuesday confirmed that it removed announcer Robert Lee from the University of Virginia's opening game "simply because of the coincidence of his name" being similar to that of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The move has caused backlash on social media, with Commentary editor John Podhoretz tweeting, "ESPN did this out of fear of the yowling mob. And is part of it now."

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CNN
8/23/2017

With e-commerce cutting into the impulse-buy business generated by checkout lines at physical cash registers, Hershey is experimenting with a digital alternative. The candy company is working with an online retailer and virtual reality to create virtual environments where impulse-shopping opportunities pop up.

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8/23/2017

Brazil anti-trust watchdog Cade says that AT&T's proposed merger with Time Warner puts competition at risk and has recommended that the deal be rejected unless certain conditions are met, including the potential sale of assets. AT&T disagrees with the agency and says that consumers will have more options and see other benefits after the deal is closed, which the company expects to occur this year.

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8/23/2017

Oxygen Media has announced that reality series "Criminal Confessions" will premiere Oct. 1. The show, which gives an inside look at what happens in police interrogation rooms, is part of Oxygen's strategy to rebrand itself as a crime-themed network.

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8/23/2017

President Donald Trump's speech about his plans for Afghanistan reached approximately 28 million viewers, Nielsen data indicate. NBC brought in the most broadcast viewers, with 5.8 million tuning in to the network's live coverage, while ABC was the No. 2 broadcast network, bringing in 5.02 million.

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8/23/2017

Nielsen has released its first Podcast Insights, a report that outlines the value and growth of podcasts. The report, which found that fans of podcasts live in over half of US homes, also examined the correlation between podcast advertising and consumer spending habits.

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